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Robert VanZant

September 22, 1945 — September 17, 2018

Robert S. VanZant 72, of Mt. Vernon, IN passed away September 17, 2018 at the Deaconess Heart Hospital in Newburgh. He was born September 22, 1945 in Mt. Vernon the son of Isaac A. and Mary M. (Parson) VanZant. He married Brenda G. Bailey on May 21, 1963 in Mt. Vernon.

Bob worked as a Boilermaker for Local 374 for 30 years. He enjoyed watching baseball, reading and working on cars. He loved his family.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda; children, Teresa (Larry) Gross, Jim (Sherri) VanZant, Tim (Barb) VanZant and Michelle VanZant; grandchildren, Scott (Amanda) Cox, Sean (Becca) Cox, River VanZant, Hunter VanZant, Lt. Josh (Wren) VanZant, Ethan VanZant, Skyler (Maria) Davis, TJ (Ciera) Davis Briana Wood and Macer Ours; 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. and sister, Carolyn (Jr.) Deusner. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Steve A. Cox; brothers, Donald and Ronnie VanZant; and sisters, Nancy Wyatt and Sylvia Clemons.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday September 21, 2018 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home at 1330 E. 4th St., Mt. Vernon with Rev. Troy DeKemper and Rev. Dallas Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Weiss Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday September 20, 2018 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to American Heart, American Lung Associations and Point Township Church of the Nazarene. Online condolences may be left at

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